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The Resource A son of Africa : the slave narrative of Olaudah Equiano, Aimimage Productions for the BBC ; producer, Hugh Williams ; director, Alrick Riley ; writer, Danny Padmore, (videorecording)

A son of Africa : the slave narrative of Olaudah Equiano, Aimimage Productions for the BBC ; producer, Hugh Williams ; director, Alrick Riley ; writer, Danny Padmore, (videorecording)

Label
A son of Africa : the slave narrative of Olaudah Equiano
Title
A son of Africa
Title remainder
the slave narrative of Olaudah Equiano
Statement of responsibility
Aimimage Productions for the BBC ; producer, Hugh Williams ; director, Alrick Riley ; writer, Danny Padmore
Title variation
Slave narrative of Olaudah Equiano
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A docudrama based on the book, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Oloudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vaasa the African, which was the first influential slave autobiography. When it was published in 1789, it fueled a growing anti-slavery movement in the U.S. and England. This production employs dramatic reconstruction, archival material and interviews with scholars. Equiano's narrative begins in the West African village where he was kidnapped into slavery in 1756. He was shipped to a Virginia plantation and then later sold again to a British naval officer. Here he learned to read and write, became a skilled trader, eventually bought his freedom and married into English society where he became a leading abolitionist
Cataloging source
NUI
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, James Aspinall ; editor, Greg Harris
PerformerNote
  • Narrator: Cathy Tyson ; commentary: Hakim Adi (Middlesex U.), Stuart Hall, Ian Duffield
  • Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Frederick Annan
Runtime
29
Technique
live action
Label
A son of Africa : the slave narrative of Olaudah Equiano, Aimimage Productions for the BBC ; producer, Hugh Williams ; director, Alrick Riley ; writer, Danny Padmore, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally produced for television in 1995
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
36110335
Dimensions
1/2 in
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (28 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
A son of Africa : the slave narrative of Olaudah Equiano, Aimimage Productions for the BBC ; producer, Hugh Williams ; director, Alrick Riley ; writer, Danny Padmore, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Originally produced for television in 1995
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
36110335
Dimensions
1/2 in
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (28 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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